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Surry Hills boy 2
[100 Photographs, pl. 007]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
A decade later, photographer Laurie Le Guay abhorred the fashionable fascination with slums. Young photographers everywhere seem drawn to slums like mice to cheese à Some of the results are outstanding and most have a sort of impact value; but if more of us saved a few shots for some of the more pleasant facets of life, future historians might be less likely to suppose that life à revolved around tenements and soup kitchens.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.